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comment Cannot log in after 15.10 Update, cannot use recovery mode
Take a glass of wine and listen to this song. Cheers ;)
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comment Cannot log in after 15.10 Update, cannot use recovery mode
So reinstall over existing installation is an option on the installation medium ( described here ), although I cannot remember having done that myself. I have the /home directory on a separate partition, so I always do a fresh install.
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comment Ubuntu first timer trying to boot from USB on an old Celeron M machine
I don't really know where the problem is. What you could do is to go with a minimal installation, as shown here and add the graphical environment after the 'core' installation
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comment Cannot log in after 15.10 Update, cannot use recovery mode
Hmm... You really 'borked' your system with your unconventional upgrade procedure. I guess it is not worth, working on it any longer. You would have to 1.) fix your package status, 2.) fix the graphical environment. You probably have a mix of packages and config files. You could pull out the 'package sledgehammer', called 'tasksel' and remove the complete graphical environment. But that's really only for advanced users! I only recommend that, if you know what you are doing. And again... you would first have to fix the package status, before you could eventually install the tasksel package.
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comment Cannot log in after 15.10 Update, cannot use recovery mode
We can continue to debug. For me the next step would be to install the gdm login manager. During installation you will be prompted to choose between gdm and lightdm. Choose gdm. If you are lucky you get an alternate login manager screen, that will maybe allow you to login. -> 'sudo apt-get install gdm'. Let's see what that does...
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comment Cannot log in after 15.10 Update, cannot use recovery mode
Do 'cat /etc/issue' in your shell. What version of ubuntu is installed?
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comment Cannot log in after 15.10 Update, cannot use recovery mode
'cat /etc/issue' in a Terminal will give you the version of Ubuntu that is installed. If you are really still on 14.04, wait until you will be prompted to upgrade to 16.04.
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comment Cannot log in after 15.10 Update, cannot use recovery mode
Do the 'dpkg -l...' command and "sudo apt-get purge" the installed packages. It's possible that there is only "xserver-xorg-video-intel" installed.
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revised Is swap area required? Can we install Ubuntu without a swap area?
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comment Using x32 Program on x64 Architecture Ubuntu 15.10
By the way... If the module is not loaded at boot, just ad 8812au to the file /etc/modules
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comment Using x32 Program on x64 Architecture Ubuntu 15.10
Try to dig the issues page here for some solution. There might be a solution
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answered “The system is running in low-graphics mode” when I try setup autorun numlock on